"We'll only get a better built environment when we spend more time looking at our existing one. Architecture works best when you love it or loathe it. Campaign for less bland, boring buildings and for a more exciting way to live. Architecture Week is a great chance to ask architects face to face about their buildings and see how they work." Janet Street Porter, Editor at Large, Independent Newspaper and Patron of Architecture Week
Architecture Week 2002 Awards. Arts Council England and CABE jointly funded 18 projects across the country including 'Archi-TEXTS', writers in architectural locations across the South East; 'Celebrating Buildings' at Dulwich Picture Gallery; 'Painting the Ordsall Triangle' Salford Lads Club and other artist-led events looking at heritage and regeneration.
Arts Council England 'Sense and the City' events. Venues included Southwark Jubilee Underground Station, the Millennium Bridge, Tadao Ando Pavilion in Manchester. The first Sense and the City V&A; Friday Late View included the Clod Ensemble's 'The Silver Swan': seven unaccompanied female singers sing into space in the Raphael Gallery. Wayne Hemingway djed.
Architect in the Store at Habitat King's Road, London. Shoppers spent half an hour with a RIBA registered architect. Architecture Week branding was strong with point of sale information, window vinyls and staff wearing Tshirts.
Open Practice London Trail was launched. Architects around Clerkenwell, Old Street and Shoreditch joined forces to open on the same night with a map to facilitate visits.
Architecture Week for Schools launched. A range of creative, practical and fun activities that support the curriculum.
Children's Online Architecture Week was developed featuring Archie the Architecture Week Dog.
My Dream Home competition was launched.